How to use Monstrous in a sentence

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  • These figures were monstrous and incredible.'

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  • The Swords of the Titans are monstrous blades, eight in number, 50 ft.

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  • The animal attains what in this order is the monstrous size of 9 in.

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  • Some monstrous cones lend no support to the axillary-bud theory.

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  • Monstrous gray rocks jutted up from the earth and found themselves entwined with honeysuckle and briar vines.

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  • Lori always did have a way with Josh, even back when they were kids and she had a monstrous crush on him.

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  • That storm is monstrous!

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  • Comparison with monstrous forms shows that the pitcher of Cephalotus arises by a calceolate pouching from the upper surface of the ordinary spathulate leaves, the lid here arising from the proximal side of the pitcher-orifice.

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  • We have seen that the last vestiges of the monstrous anomaly of modern colonial slavery are disappearing from all civilized states and their foreign possessions.

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  • And if there were more of those monstrous spiders on board, she probably did not want to wander around opening doors at random.

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  • In old males the eyes are overhung by a beetling penthouse of bone, the hinder half of the middle line of the skull bears a wall-like bony ridge for the attachment of the powerful jaw-muscles, and the tusks, or canines, are of monstrous size, recalling those of a carnivorous animal.

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  • Max Muller says (speaking of the Greeks), " their poets had an instinctive aversion to everything excessive or monstrous, yet they would relate of their gods what would make the most savage of Red Indians creep and shudder " - stories, that is, of the cannibalism of Demeter, of the mutilation of Uranus, the cannibalism of Cronus, who swallowed his own children, and the like.

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  • The nephilim were a monstrous brood begotten of the intercourse of the supernatural beings called " sons of God " with the women of earth.

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  • Before Elizabeth's accession to the English crown, and after the queen mother in Scotland had disappointed his hopes, he had published a treatise against what he called "The Monstrous Regiment (regimen or government) of Women"; though the despotism of that despotic age was scarcely appreciably worse when it happened to be in female hands.

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  • The well-known monstrous representation of her, as a figure with many breasts, swathed below the waist in grave-clothes, was probably of late and alien origin.

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  • After a series of phone calls to Denver and some monstrous lies, Dean managed to finagle a slot on the bike tour, not an easy accomplishment given the short time before the popular event.

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  • Not very long after the disappearance of serfdom in the most advanced communities comes into sight the new system of colonial slavery, which, instead of being the spontaneous outgrowth of social necessities and subserving a temporary need of human development, was politically as well as morally a monstrous aberration.

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  • On the 30th of January Bismarck took the opportunity of inveighing against the formation of the sectarian Centrum as being " one of the most monstrous phenomena in the world of politics," and he left no room for doubt in the minds of his hearers that he regarded the leadership of Windthorst as constituting, in his eyes, a peril to the national unity.

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  • Monstrous cones are fairly common; these in some instances lend support to the axillary-bud theory, and it has been said that this theory owes its existence to evidence furnished by abnormal cones.

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  • Our first question will be, Is there any stage of human society, and of the human intellect, in which facts that appear to us to be monstrous and irrational are accepted as ordinary occurrences of every day life ?

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  • From another point of view it is a monstrous hoard or cairn of rough-hewn antiquarian learning, now often praised, sometimes quoted from, and never read.

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  • One of the commonest living creatures is a monstrous crab which lives on the coco-nuts; and in some places also there are great colonies of the pomegranate crab.

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  • The festival was, in fact, too popular to succumb to these efforts, and it survived throughout Europe till the Reformation, and even later in France; for in 1645 Mathurin de Neure complains in a letter to Pierre Gassendi of the monstrous fooleries which yearly on Innocents' Day took place in the monastery of the Cordeliers at Antibes.

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  • A monstrous intrigue was suspected for the alliance of the eastern autocrat with the Jacobinism of all Europe, which would have issued in the substitution of an all-powerful Russia for an all-powerful France.

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  • Dali & Crowley were two of a kind, monstrous egos, they have been called.

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  • Its colours are beautiful, pink and red with a silvery gloss; but the male as it grows old takes on a singular deformity of the head, with a swelling in the shape of a monstrous human-like nose.

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  • Again, the appeal to " God's judgment " in the trial by battle in Lohengrin is a subject of which no earlier librettist could have made more than a plausible mess - which is the best that can be said for the music as music. But as dramatist Wagner compels our respect for the power that without gloss or apology brings before us the king, a model of royal fair-mindedness and good-nature, acquiescing in Telramund's monstrous claim to accuse Elsa without evidence, simply because it is a hard and self-evident fact that the persons of the drama live in an age in which such claims seemed reasonable.

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  • Property was to belong to him who most wanted it; accumulated property was a monstrous injustice.

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  • Jacques decided on the legality of suppressing the order of the Templars, holding that the pope would be serving the best interests of the church by pronouncing its suppression; but he rejected the condemnation of Boniface as a sacrilegious affront to the church and a monstrous abuse of the lay power.

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  • In some instances, however, the feet of such polydactyle horses bear little resemblance to those of the extinct Hipparion or Anchitherium, but look rather as if due to that tendency to reduplication of parts which occurs so frequently as a monstrous condition, especially among domesticated animals, and which, whatever its origin, certainly cannot in many instances, as the cases of entire limbs superadded, or of six digits in man, be attributed to reversion.

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  • You will not see people rushing about in a monstrous rig, all goggles and padding and gadgets like the early aviators.

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  • On every continent, the march of progress has engendered monstrous urban conglomerations, vast pools of human misery.

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  • It was so ludicrous it made you think of Mel Brooks or Monty Python playing a scene of monstrous king and fawning courtiers.

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  • I can't quite decide if it is a beauty or simply monstrous.

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  • The internal family strife in this book is quite monstrous, with brother against brother in a kind of personal one-on-one warfare.

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  • This was a vision too monstrous to contemplate, even when alive.

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  • They are inhabited by every conceiveable species of fish from the World and also by fantastic and even monstrous creatures of it's own.

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  • The demands of the state budget have become so monstrous that they threaten to devour the peasant with all his land and products.

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  • She was very beautiful, a fine thick-lipped specimen while clearly looked monstrous.

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  • To many it seemed monstrous that his wife should be arraigned for lapses which appeared less grave than his own.

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  • In Sargent's 1889 portrait of Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, the new queen of Scotland appears physically monstrous.

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  • What is at issue is to explain how and why the Kremlin clique could have risked undertaking so monstrous a frame-up.

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  • A monstrous giant squid has gone on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

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  • But surely this monstrous piece of maritime engineering would be so solid and stable I'd never know we'd left terra firma.

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  • Yvain commences his quest by meeting a lady at a fountain, directed there by an incredibly ugly and monstrous Lord of the Animals.

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  • Oh, then by day Where wilt one find a cavern dark enough to mask thy monstrous visage?

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  • Gently touching on themes of racism and ethnic cleansing, Untold Legends tells the tale of a kingdom overtaken by a monstrous warlord.

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  • Frazer both explain Pasiphae's monstrous union as a sacred ceremony (iepos yap,os), at which the queen of Cnossus was wedded to a bull-formed god, just as the wife of the iip X wv lwnXein in Athens was wedded to Dionysus.

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  • I Descartes, with an, xnusual fondness for the letter of Scripture, quotes oftener than once in support of this monstrous doctrine the dictum, " the blood is the life "; and he remarks, with some sarcasm possibly, that it is a comfortable theory for the eaters of animal flesh.

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  • They were like monstrous fireflies that could thoroughly pulverize a man in their iron jaws !

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  • But surely this monstrous piece of maritime engineering would be so solid and stable I 'd never know we 'd left terra firma.

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  • Monstrous tyrannies have been overthrown, but there is still no food in the shops.

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  • Definitely use the month, year, and model techniques, but don't expect a monstrous discount just because you used those strategies.

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  • Other atrocities human rights groups attribute to Karimov's regime include torture, boiling people to death and other various monstrous crimes against humanity.

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  • First launched in June 2006, Freedom of the Seas is a monstrous megaship with the ability to accommodate more than 4,300 guests per voyage at maximum capacity.

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  • Little by little, men will desert the monstrous, nauseating agglomerations [of our] towns, in order to found … new and increasingly numerous naturist towns.

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  • The outer portion of the flower is really a monstrous development of the petal into a leaf-like substance identical in texture with the leaves.

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  • These ruffs became somewhat ridiculous in the amount of stiffness and size; a writer of the time, Webster, talked about a man carrying himself "...monstrous steady for fear of breaking."

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  • They're perfect for Halloween, special effects, theatrical performances, or any other occasion that calls for a monstrous and slightly scary look.

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  • You can look mystical, grotesque, monstrous, animalistic, ghoulish, and ultimately freaky when wearing a pair of their contact lenses.

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  • Even more clicks can result in a monstrous sneeze that de-furs the chuzzle!

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  • Expect more stomach-turning, monstrous bosses, more moody gothic levels, more shapeshifting, and more frantic slashing and gunning.

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  • Climbing up these monstrous beasts is a challenge in itself.

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  • Climb these monstrous beasts and exploit their weaknesses.

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  • She's kidnapped by a monstrous bird that flies off to the northeast.

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  • Their good deeds were often challenged by the evil Professor Cold Heart, the evil wizard No Heart and the monstrous Dark Heart.

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  • She has survived by creeping through access tunnels too small for the monstrous aliens to follow her, and it is from her that they learn what happened.

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  • In the Shelley story, the monster is tabla rasa, and it is how he is treated by society that turns him monstrous.

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  • The " economic man " has, on the other hand, been succeeded by another creation almost as monstrous, if his lineaments are to be supposed to be those of the ordinary individual - a man, that is, who regulates his life in accordance with Gossen's Law of Satiety, and whose main passion is to discover a money measure of his motives.

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  • All the wild beasts and monstrous creatures commemorated in current legend were to be found in his dominions, as well as all the wild and eccentric races of men of whom strange stories were told, including those unclean nations whom Alexander Magnus walled up among the mountains of the north, and who were to come forth at the latter day - and so were the Amazons and the Bragmans.

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  • His dominions contained the monstrous ants that dug gold and the fish that gave the purple; they produced all manner of precious stones and all the famous aromatics.

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  • The Spaniards, with monstrous fatuity, refused to make use of the superb waterways provided by the Parana and Paraguay, and endeavoured to stifle all trade.

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  • He regarded the monstrous system of misrule for which they were primarily responsible with indignation, made no secret of his sentiments, and soon gathered round him a band of young officers of strong royalist proclivities, whom he formed into a club, the so-called Svenska Botten (Sweden's groundwork).

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  • This monstrous impost was permitted to ruin the industry and commerce of the greater part of the kingdom up to the time of the invasion of Napoleon.

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  • Lurid accounts of encounters between humans and crocodiles have fascinated and horrified people over the centuries, and some truly monstrous creatures exist today.

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  • Whether such good can come out of so monstrous an evil remains to be seen.

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  • Next year the great tragic poem of Torquemada came forth to bear witness that the hand which wrote Ruy Blas had lost nothing of its godlike power and its matchless cunning, if the author of Le Roi s'amuse had ceased to care much about coherence of construction from the theatrical point of view as compared with the perfection of a tragedy designed for the devotion of students not unworthy or incapable of the study; that his command of pity and terror, his powers of intuition and invention, had never been more absolute and more sublime; and that his infinite and illimitable charity of imagination could transfigure even the most monstrous historic representative of Christian or Catholic diabolatry into the likeness of a terribly benevolent and a tragically magnificent monomaniac. Two years later Victor Hugo published the third and concluding series of La Legende des siecles.

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  • And what role is your young monarch playing in that monstrous crowd?

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  • Among the fairies, even monsters are accepted, but humans would shun the monstrous appearances.

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  • Despite his monstrous habits of shredding anything in his path, he had a sense of honor more deeply ingrained than she'd ever suspected.

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  • He seems to have been guilty of various offences and to have got off with short terms of imprisonment by bribery; but the monstrous cruelty which popular tradition has attributed to him is purely legendary.

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  • Henry's next move was to bring a monstrous charge against the clergy, accusing them of having violated the ancient laws of praemunire in submitting to the authority of papal legates (although he himself had ratified the appoint m ent of Wolsey as legate a latere).

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  • Useful and suggestive as they often are, teratological facts played, at one time, too large a part in the framing of morphological theories; for it was thought that the monstrous form gave a clue to the essential nature of the organ assuming it.

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  • Every time he chanced to meet Dolokhov's handsome insolent eyes, Pierre felt something terrible and monstrous rising in his soul and turned quickly away.

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